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by suebutcher
28 Feb 2013, 13:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

American comics are so much easier to identify; "A ruddy great yellow ant? Oh, that's Strange Tales #73!" But here we can just see that Dennis is kicking a football. It's not a lot to go on, is it?
by suebutcher
28 Feb 2013, 08:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1819

Re: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?

I think Deidre is Wednesday Addams' cousin by way of Uncle Giles!

"Doomsday School" only runs for three issues, then it reverts to "Eagle-Eye Junior Spy". Perhaps it was a try-out for a Grimly Feendish solo strip?
by suebutcher
28 Feb 2013, 08:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

Two pop records with comics on the cover: Eric Clapton with "Beano" from "Bluesbreakers" (1966), and a "Topper" from the cover of "Music In A Doll's House" by Family (1968).
Clapton.jpg
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(Sorry about the fuzziness of the Clapton pic, I haven't got this record yet.)
by suebutcher
27 Feb 2013, 10:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

Here's another from me. I found these clippings from "Cor!!" pasted in one of my old school books, illustrating a rather superficial homework essay on comics. Can anyone tell me what issue(s) they're from? I'd like to see the complete strips. I think they'd be sometime around 1971-2, before "The Goo...
by suebutcher
27 Feb 2013, 02:57
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Girl comic 1950s-60s
Replies: 39
Views: 20165

Re: Girl comic 1950s-60s

Matrix, here's the "Girl" cover for 13 July 1963. I can almost smell the sea breeze!
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by suebutcher
27 Feb 2013, 02:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1819

Re: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?

Phil, Deidre The Weirdie first appeared in "Wham!" No 36, 20 Feb 1965, when "Eagle-Eye Junior Spy" became "Doomsday School" for a while. (That's the ish the scan's from.) She's in later stories, and also in the cast of "Grimly Feendish" in "Smash". If I had to nominate my all-time favourite comic ce...
by suebutcher
27 Feb 2013, 01:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

"Mad" No 113, September 1967, U.S. edition, because that looks like 30c rather than 2/6.
by suebutcher
26 Feb 2013, 12:45
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Girl comic 1950s-60s
Replies: 39
Views: 20165

Re: Girl comic 1950s-60s

I have Vol 12 No 28, 13 July 1963, and the strips are "The Girl from France" (starting on the cover), "Round Table", "A Scooter To Sydney", "Model In America", "Riverside Motel", and "Lettice". By this time, it's moving to a teen magazine format, with fashion, advice and pop articles. (And a big pos...
by suebutcher
26 Feb 2013, 12:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86169

Re: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Thanks Phil. Where would I go for back issues? "Treasure" isn't really a comic, apart from "A Treasure Tale Of Wizard Weezle In Princess Marigold Land", and I haven't found a comic dealer that carries it.
by suebutcher
26 Feb 2013, 01:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7175
Views: 799325

Re: What comics did you buy today?

"Ever since the dawn of time, nothing can match 'The Terror Of Tim Boo Ba!'" In other words, "Amazing Adult Fantasy" #9, just about the first American comic I ever saw. The bathetic ending of the title tale is unforgettable. Actually, once you get past the monster, some of this is quite good.
by suebutcher
26 Feb 2013, 01:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

I should have posted here! Here's my first question. Can anyone identify this issue of "Playhour and TV Toyland" that my brother's reading? I've guessed about August 1968, and that's certainly Magic Roundabout on the front cover.
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by suebutcher
26 Feb 2013, 00:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86169

Re: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

What's the number of that "Treasure" issue, Phil? 154?
by suebutcher
25 Feb 2013, 03:20
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Playhour
Replies: 3
Views: 2332

Re: Playhour

Playhour's last issue was August 15, 1987. Here's a difficult question. This is a detail of a photo I'm trying to date. It's a campsite in Southwold, that's my brother, and the comic is "Playhour and TV Toyland". I think it's around August 1968. Can anyone identify the date of the issue? Many thanks...
by suebutcher
25 Feb 2013, 02:47
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Woolcock, Turnbull & Lupatelli: the three Good Frog Artists.
Replies: 60
Views: 46762

Re: Peter Woolcock: the Good Frog Artist.

Those "Mr Toad" panels are brilliant! The expressions, the gestures, and the movements are so perfect words aren't needed. That's the clever thing about nursery comic art.

The "Freddie Frog" art has looser lines than the signed work. Could they have been inked by another artist?
by suebutcher
24 Feb 2013, 09:17
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Woolcock, Turnbull & Lupatelli: the three Good Frog Artists.
Replies: 60
Views: 46762

Re: Peter Woolcock: the Good Frog Artist.

Peter Woolcock is my favourite funny animal artist bar none. Here's "Wally, Sammy and Harry", the Goons recreated as a weasel, a stoat, and a hamster, from the 1961 Playhour Annual. As usual with Woolcock characters, a mad scheme is tackled with innocent enthusiasm. WSH1.jpg WSH2.jpg I'd like some o...